What is the purpose of a cause-effect text structure?
When analyzing a problem-solution text structure, how can a reader can identify the problem?
Read the entry from Bruno’s blog about animal welfare.
I encourage everyone to do what they can to help animals. Animals cannot help themselves, so it is up to us to protect them. A recent nationwide study conducted shows that 30–45 percent of dogs and cats are homeless, and 15–20 percent those homeless animals end up injured or in a animal shelter. It is clear from the numbers that people need to be more concerned about protecting animal welfare.
What claim is Bruno making?
Which detail from "The Chenoo" would best support the theme "family bonds are strong"?
"Cherish the season," is her motto. If kids want something out of season, it's OK to buy frozen. Then steel yourself for some complaining and use the opportunity to convey a larger lesson.
"It's important to teach children that you don't always get what you want," she said.
Which statement best describes the author’s argument in this part of the article?
Read this paragraph.
The honeybee population has been decreasing at an alarming rate in recent years. One possible cause is humans building in areas that once supplied food sources for bees. One way people can help honeybees is by planting gardens with plenty of native flowers to feed the bees.
Which best states the author's purpose in writing the paragraph?
She [Ferguson] bought honey wheat bread, not realizing that at her age she needed much more fiber. She was unaware of her carb intake. And she had no idea that on weekends, when she was completing chores and running errands, forgetting to eat was causing problems.
"I'd just eat once a day, but then my body would go into starvation mode," she said.
So she developed a meal plan and discovered an app for her phone, My Fitness Pal, that she can set to remind her when to eat and what to eat.
She can also scan food to determine whether she's met her daily need.
"So after I have breakfast and lunch, and if I've had too many carbs, by dinner I know I have to cut back," she said.
How does the author support her argument that people can become healthier by making small changes?
Which is the best description of figurative language?
Which narration reveals a character with a friendly personality?
But before you can use the sun's energy, you have to capture it. To do that, you need a solar panel (also known as a PV panel). It's a flat black board covered with cells of silicon, the same material used to make semiconductor chips in computers. Those silicon cells change the sunlight into an electric current. They also use sunlight to heat water in houses and other buildings.
Based on the excerpt, which would a home owner mostlikely include in an action plan for using solar energy?
Solar energy saves money on electric bills, and it also helps our power grid. On August 14, 2003, too many people were using electricity because it was a hot day. Suddenly, all the power went out across the Northeast United States and Canada, and 55 million people were suddenly in the dark! In New York City, people had to walk miles across bridges to get home because there were no trains or subways running. It was an expensive incident for the government and industry. But if we use more solar energy, we will put less pressure on the power grid. That means fewer blackouts.
What kind of evidence does the author use to support the claim that solar energy helps the power grid?
Governments and power companies know that solar power is good, so they are also building big solar power plants to keep up with demand. The best place to do that is the Mojave Desert, which covers parts of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. The area gets twice as much sunlight as other parts of the United States. The Mojave is home to the largest solar power installation in the world.
Based on the excerpt, which would a business person most likely include in an action plan for building a new solar power plant?
But there is another benefit: switching to renewable energy can create jobs. One environmental group says solar power could mean hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States. For example, the largest solar farm on the East Coast in New York created more than 200 local construction jobs. And the farm makes enough electricity each year to power 4,500 homes!
Why does the evidence provided in the excerpt make the author's argument more effective?
1. Governments and power companies know that solar power is good, so they are also building big solar power plants to keep up with demand. 2. The best place to do that is the Mojave Desert, which covers parts of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. 3. The area gets twice as much sunlight as other parts of the United States. 4. The Mojave is home to the largest solar power installation in the world.
Which sentence best supports the author's claim that the best place to build solar power plants is the Mojave Desert?
How does the author reveal the narrator's perspective in Shania's Diary?
Mr. Jackson had another one of his "brilliant" ideas today. On Wednesday, he is taking us on a field trip. Here's the not-so-brilliant part—we’re going to explore the shabby old asphalt schoolyard. What is wrong with that man? That is not a field trip. We are out on that yard every day after lunch, and there is nothing there to explore.
Which of Shania’s character traits does the excerpt reveal?